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Topic: RC Edwards... does anybody know where he was born or grew up
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RC Edwards... does anybody know where he was born or grew up

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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 6:58 PM
 

in Fountain Inn? Did a quick search and didn't find anything. I've lived in Simpsonville for 30 years and now know Ft Inn pretty well... thought it would be kinda cool to know more details about his background... where he was born, went to school, grew up, etc.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:10 PM
 

His signature is on my diploma (1968). Loving referred to as Popa Doc by my roommate. He was a good one!!


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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:21 PM
 

Rural Fountain Inn near Bethany Church is where he grew up - not sure if he was born there, but likely. He was my great uncle on my mother's side. No person has ever loved CU more than Uncle Bob.


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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:30 PM
 

RC and Moonpie were there when I was at Clemson in 63-67. Super nice people and RC was always there for the students.
I brought my girl up one weekend and she wanted to see the President's home.
RC took time to show us his and Mrs. Edwards home. A very nice gesture and I never forgot it.

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thanks, that's the kind of info I was looking for

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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:58 PM
 

I wonder if the old family home is still standing? Probably not, sounds like it was just a typical country farm like so many others back in the day ... and probably long gone. If anyone would know, it would be people like your mom's side of the family. Can you ask them for more specific details? I'd appreciate it if you can find out anything.

More than likely Ft Inn only had a one-room schoolhouse back then. That's what my Mom told me about her childhood, she was born in 1917 in the mountains of north Georgia around Clarkesville/Toccoa. So they're about the same age.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:22 PM
 

Edwards was born March 25, 1914 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, the son of John T. and Effie Cook Edwards.


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Posted: Nov 9, 2015 7:52 PM
 

Edwards entered Clemson College as a freshman at age 15 and graduated in 1933 with a Bachelor of Science degree in textile engineering.


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